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See a drone in your future? Future-proofing University RPAS operations

Futurists like to predict the many and varied uses of drones: drone taxis, first responder drones and drones that deliver are just a few anticipated applications. Drones, or remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), provide an agile and relatively cheap way to get clever technology into the air and to where we need it quickly. For […]

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UPDATE: UoA drones back in the air!

Drone operations at the University of Adelaide have recommenced, with the appointment of the University’s new Chief Remote Pilot, Mitch Bannink. As Chief Remote Pilot, Mitch has sole authority to approve drone operations on behalf of the University. His role includes ensuring compliance with CASA‘s obligations, industry best practice and insurance requirements. For more information […]

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Drone operations temporarily suspended

Editor’s Note: This article was updated in September 2018 Between 2 May 2018 and 14 August 2018, drone activity was suspended due to recruitment of a new University Chief Remote Pilot. During this time, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) confirmed that no operations involving drones, or remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), were to be […]

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Seen a rogue drone? Report it to CASA!

Drones seem to be turning up in all sorts of places they shouldn’t be. As drones have become cheaper, access and use has increased dramatically. But that doesn’t mean that the people flying the estimated 50,000 drones in Australia are aware of their obligations.

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No fly drone zones: Why can’t you fly a RPA on campus?

The North Terrace campus is a no-fly zone because it is within the airspace controlled by the Adelaide Airport. From the Control Tower at the Airport, Airservices Australia personnel assess and direct the flight paths for all planes coming in and out of the city. The North Terrace campus is also adjacent the RAH emergency […]

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Make no drones about it – you need to run it by URAF

Drone laws have recently been simplified but the rules governing University operations remain the same. On 29 September 2016, amendments to the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (Part 101) came into effect. The purpose of the change is to simplify the regulation without increasing the risk to public safety posed by the uncontrolled use of […]

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Game of Drones

The “Game of Drones” has well and truly begun and Universities are at the centre of the action in exploring possible uses in education, research and other activities. Drones are becoming more commonplace, but before you play this game you must know the rules and ensure that any operations comply with the legislation. A drone is also known as […]

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